Dreamin' of vacations...

I posted a question on Twitter and Facebook today about favorite vacation spots. I appreciated all of the suggestions. One said Nice, France and Nantucket - both ideas I would not have thought of but will have to check into! Most said a cruise, which sounds great except for the threat of motion sickness. One said Puerto Rico, while still another named several beaches depending on price. Did I mention I need a vacation?

All of the above sound wonderful! And I wish I could make reservations and go tomorrow. But for now I will keep seeking recommendations and check into them. I still have California dreamin' on my mind as well...but need to check out places to visit while we visit our kids. One cannot sit in an apartment all day.

While I'm busy dreamin', I went out for a little bit of sunshine enjoyment today. I had to go to Sam's Club, so I figured I could finally see if they had a copy of Michal or Abigail. I'm told others have seen copies in other Sam's Clubs. But alas, either my local one had sold out (my hubby chooses to think positively here) or they aren't carrying it. I did see novels by several author friends, so that was cool.

Randy's roses2I meant to post this picture earlier - these are the roses Randy gave me for my Valentine's birthday. Roses never live long, but they sure are gorgeous while they last.

The cats go a little stir crazy when I open the blinds in the morning and they see the sunshine. They start chasing each other around the house and fight like ...well...cats. Tiger and I both get stuffy these days. I wonder if he's allergic to humans...

I decided to give fake nails a try again, this time with a color rather than see-through French nails, which ends up having the glue show. I need to find shorter nails because I end up spending too much time filing them to a length I can manage. It's hard to type even now with these things, but for $3 I can't complain too much.

Another distraction I find helpful when wishing for vacations is hobbies. Reading, of course, is one of my favorites. I tiptoed into the world of secular historical romance the other day but came away disappointed. The story placed way too much emphasis on the sensual rather than working harder to create well-rounded characters. Motivations were contrived and even the sensual was unrealistic, not to mention over-the-top. I think it's helpful to know what others are reading but I wasn't impressed with this book.

Another hobby I've developed is an addiction to Sudoku. Well, maybe not an addiction, but I've discovered I can play it on my phone, so it's a nice distraction when waiting in line at a grocery story or on long car rides, etc...

Facebook brought me in touch with an old high school friend - which is so fun! We haven't seen each other in years, but are hoping to meet sometime next month. She stood up in my wedding almost 33 years ago! (I was young!) Can you tell I'm fighting the aging thing? But then, aren't we all?

Hubby just turned on Andy Griffith - I remember homeschool lunch breaks when we used to watch it every day. Time marches on...

Selah~